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. the election has been over for almost two days now. we are still waiting for florida. we'll break down all the problems that have kept officials from declaring a winner in the sunshine state. plus, the race that ended in a tie. a complete dead tie. and the wife of one of the candidates session that's my fault. election day awkward. coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with nothing, build a ground-breaking car. good. now build a time machine. go here, find someone who can build a futuristic dash board display. bring future guy back. watch him build a tft display like nothing you've ever seen. get him to explain exactly what that is. the thin film transistor display... [ male announcer ] mmm, maybe not. just show it. customize the dash, give it park assist. the fuel efficiency flower thing. send future guy home, his work here is done. destroy time machine. win some awards, send in brady. that's how you do it. easy. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want
in state of florida. florida has seen record turnout for both early and absentee ballots. steve harrigan is live with more on that. hi, steve. >> three hours left of early voting here in florida and turnout has been strong throughout the state. polling place in tampa linings are about hour long but some reports are four or five hours in miami-dade. 4 million people have voted early or by absentee ballot. the period for early voting is shorter this year than it was a year ago, just eight days this year. it was 14 days last year. some county election officials have asked for an extra day sunday for early voting the so far the governor has said, no, it's not going to happen. this country, hillsborough has been a bellwether, they have gone with every presidential winner since 1960. they have a sense their votes could be extremely important in this election. >> gregg: are those lines moving pretty quickly, steve? or do people expect to be able to cast their ballots before they close tonight? >> reporter: the lines will stay open even after 7:00 p.m. tonight if people are still in line. people
it is friday, we still don't know who won florida. workers are still counting the ballots. 31,000 ballots were tallied. and yesterday afternoon, president obama had 49.9 percent. and mitt romney it 49.percent. results are due by noon tomorrow. >> we know all about michele obama's war on junk food but apparently her husband didn't get the memo. washington group called on president obama to stop eating fatty foods in public. the president is glamorizing eating junk food. and the group said all of the stops on the campaign trail and the president must kick the habit. >> we were growing up with popeye. >> steve: we don't eat spinach but just eat at pop eyes. maybe he eats it because he likes it. >> brian: popeye comes with added stress . you break out before you eat the meal . >> steve: thank you very much pop eye. five-days before the u.s. election . anything is happening and waiting for an october surprise and this probably would have been it if we had known about it one of our predator drones was fired upon by a couple of iranian fighter planes. they squeezed off two volleys of machine depun fi
turning out. the president won the cuban vote. the first time infer florida. you saw young voters actually exceeding in most states their turnout from four years ago to the surprise of most analyst. you saw african turn out even though the excitement was four years ago, you saw a real determination there to support the president and you saw african-american rise in a lot of places. that is getting a lot of attention as it should. you have to understand electorate to understand presidential politics. but the president carried most of the key swush suburban counties t. states that are the four heaviest in white population the president won all four of them. so it may be convenient to say we drove good turnout in the latino and african-american community but it's more complex because the president won swing suburban voters and women voters all over the country. presidential campaigns are complicated t. pursuit of 270 electoral votes is complicated. how we won 332 is complicated. it's not just one thing and we'll talk a lot about what that means for politics going forward. one thing i've learn
of the study. but it correctly predicted every state with florida still undecided. the biggest money loser in the general election campaign was casino mogul sheldon addleson who spent $53 million on the romney effort as well as funding senate and house races off. of his candidates lost except one. nevada senator-elect dean heller defeated addleson foe shelly berkeley, a democrat. forbes put it in perspective. $53 million may sound like a chuck of change, it's not much for a guy worth $20.5 billion. imagine an average person with $100,000 net worth, buying a pair of shoes for $250. you'd care if you lost them, but you wouldn't be ruined. finally one kentucky candidate learned the hard way that every vote counts. robert mcdonald finished in a dead heat with to livia bilou for time seat on the walton city council. one vote that was not cast would have put him over the top. only one vote would have done it. cincinnati inquirer reports that mcdonald's wife who works nights at hospital and finishing nursing training did not make it to the polls. so now his election will hinge on a coin flip. pre
had showers in the florida panhandle earlier today . right now it looks lik it is dry. and behind the rain storm. we have chilly temperatures. right now it is it 19 out in provo and in minneapolis. and two dozen in chicago . same for rapid city and 34 in memphis. later on today. things in kansas city will warm up to close to 60 . 80 down in tampa and you are just showing off it is a double nickel. >> brian: many in congress can't help but wonder if the major players plan to skip entire petraeus and probably will not show up next week. without it can we get to the bottom of this? newt gingrich is former speaker of the house and wrote a number of books and this is called victory in york town. we'll talk about your book in a moment. the whole benghazi thing, no one could envision what happened with general petraeus and now general john allen. where does it leave us with getting to the answers. >> the congress will insist that petraeus and clinton come and testify. all they are doing is dragging the process out by not showing up. there is zero doubt in my mind that the congress will s
on doors >> i think that is a good thing. the people in ohio, virginia, florida, nevada -- they took this election enormously seriously, understood the unique role they had to play. voters in battleground states understand they have a unique role a lot of us the citizens united to enjoy because they are not and state that will determine the president. >> the super pac's dynamic this time was obviously new and unprecedented. you had senate candidates -- sherrod brown in ohio had $40 million spent against him by super pac's. we had in the last week of our campaign $100 million spent against the president. that is more than the mccain campaign spent in its entirety. remarkable thing. a lot of senate candidates still one. but in house races it had an impact. barack obamashrod brown, governors -- ey have definition. the spending is a little less nefarious. it's still tough to deal with, but you are not somebody who is now and then somebody drops $4 million on youhead will have an impact. we have never seen spending like this. there is a term in politics called gross rating points, the amo
exploit station in florida and places like the eagle ford field. this is a boom fought to those getting money for the leases they are ranting but lower energy costs. it is like a tax cut for america. >>shepard: if we were to become energy independent, it would certainly change the dynamic in the middle east. >> in question about that. energy independence in a global energy market is a tricky thing. energy more secure? no question. you have seen imports of oil dropping in the united states for the last five, six, seven years. so it is a substantial advantage if the united states. the geopolitics change in a variety of ways, we can use the oil and gas to help allies do things we need them to do abroad n japan you say we need you to put the squeeze on iran on nuclear issues but we will make sure you have enough energy because we will export gas and oil. >>shepard: thank you, john. eight years after the death of yasser arafat, there is a curious thing happening. forensic experts today opened up his tomb amid suspicion he was poisoned. if they poisoned him the way they thing, opening up his
, iowa. mitt romney also with a hectic schedule today campaigning in sanford, florida, then traveling to virginia for rallies in lynchburg and fairfax. later he's in columbus, ohio, and wraps up his campaign in manchester, new hampshire. tonight over on c-span we'll have live coverage of both candidates' final campaign rallies. that gets underway this evening at 10:50 eastern. c-span asked reporters from around the country what they'll be watching for tomorrow on election night. here's what a few of them had to say. >> i'm going to be watching the democratic margin in broward, dade and palm beach counties. it is critical for the president that he has very large numbers in those counties. that's where he builds up his lead. in 2008 the president won 14 of 67 counties. so he -- and, obviously, the more populace counties are the ones he won, but he needs to really win big in those counties by several hundred thousand votes. you know, the south florida margin in 2008 was 535,000 votes. and, you know, if he doesn't, if he doesn't do well in south florida, he's going the lose. he's going to
, florida, on the democratic line. go ahead. caller: i want to speak on the fiscal cliff. who controls the fiscal cliff? is it congress? host: there are ongoing negotiations over the various fiscal policies that need to be changed between congress and the white house, burt congress makes -- but congress is the one who makes the laws. caller: president obama could not put anything in there before his term going out. i have been following this for years. usually the incoming president has bills that the previous president left. on this president's way out, congress would not let him put any deals in. they put enough in there to finish his term. host: the president has been reelected and will be back in next year. but i appreciate the call. i want to point to an obituary in the new york times today on the death of warren redmon. he dies at age 82. the sometimes combative centrist republican senator from new hampshire. you will be seeing those obituaries in several papers today. coming up next, a top supreme court reporter david savage will join us to talk about some of that the-profile ca
of the country only problem for voting is showers down across parts of georgia and north florida. maybe light shower in wisconsin and out across the west. everything is looking absolutely perfect. maybe a little bit of showers across parts of northern washington. all right. guys. send it back to you inside. >> gretchen: thank you. >> brian: thank you very much. now let's go to your evidence lines. as people try to overcome the devastation left by sandy, areas in new york are overrun by looters. dozen have been arrested for breaking into grocery stores, retail stores and gas stations. in queens some victims say robbers close posed as the electrical workers to get inside some people's homes which has happened in my neighborhood. nypd putting more officers in targeted neighborhoods and some of them have created checkpoints. >> steve: no kidding? meanwhile, a massachusetts town banning the word illegal when describing immigrants. the mayor of summerville outlawed the word after a group of teenagers argued that saying illegal that was hurtful. instead the group wants people to use the term undocum
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, the density of the area affected never happened before. when the storms hit florida, frankly they do hit areas and they hit them hard. so many people that live in the area, you have not had this. so it's really hard to know, carl, the 439 plus 78,000, doesn't seem like that much. i have seen estimates that claims could go up as high as 500,000 or higher. so that's something to look out for. how much drop you would expect and why we see it in philly and not in empire state, which arguably should have been more impacted than philly fed, of course you are, philly is down in that southern new jersey area that was hit by a lot of rain, that's possible. i honestly have to answer your question, carl, by saying i did not know what to expect, except that beyond noisy, i expected it to be negative. >> also double dose of big box retail earnings this morning, walmart and target both beating estimates on the top line, but walmart did -- patrick mckeeve, that neutral looks awfully pressure right now. what is your response to how they did? >> the sales were disappointing, they comped up 1.5%, walmart u.s. a
is the florida socialite linked to the david petraeus sex scandal. >>> new details in the search for a serial killer. police in new york city are interrogating a man in connection with the case. he's apparently a salesman who peddles clothing from a duffel bag. he was caught on video carrying a duffel bag near the scene of the latest killing. a gun was found at his girlfriend's apartment, and it's the same use fundamental all three murders. sources say he has prior arrests for burglary, harassment and stalking. >>> and the annual white house turkey pardon is under fire. peta says the tradition has to stop. animal rights groups sent a letter to president obama saying, killing turkeys is no joke. the group suggested a vegetarian alternative for the president and his family to eat at their thanksgiving celebration. for peta, this is the point. he's pardoning. maybe he thinks the feelings will be hurt if they hear the joke. >> steve: all right. in the meantime today, the day before thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year and from coast to coast, people are pack the airports already. on
student in florida who said here's what she does to complete her assignments that require internet access. she drives to her local library at night after it is closed, and sits in the parking lot where she can get wi-fi hookup. well, that's not a good answer to the digital divide is a real issue and smart government action can help drive universal access. this is what drove the fcc last year to adopt a once in a generation comprehensive overhaul of the $4.5 billion a year universal service fund. we transformed it from a telephone focused program and a waste one at that, too inefficient program focused on universal broadband. so these pillars and priorities not only guide our policy work in the united states, a guide our international engagement in the itc sector. and they have in the past, historically, in ways that have had profound effect. to explain how, let me take a detour into the air by spring. in egypt last year when the government shutdown the internet and shut down global service, many asked how are they able to do that. what does it mean that they can do that. it's a very impor
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